Nikolai Lugansky Piano
Recognised as a master of Russian and late romantic repertoire, pianist Nikolai Lugansky is renowned for his interpretations of Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Chopin and Debussy. He regularly works with top level conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Mikhail Pletnev, Gianandrea Noseda and Vladimir Jurowski. Concerto highlights for the 2019/20 season include performances with Philharmonia Orchestra in London, National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and many more. A regular recitalist the world over, during this season Lugansky appears at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, Tonhalle in Zurich, Moscow’s Zaryadye, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Lugansky also performs a series of recitals in America, Florence and Rome as well as numerous performances in Russia. He regularly performs at the La Roque-d’Anthéron Festival in France, with the last season marking the 23rd consecutive year of appearance. In June 2019 he received the Russian Federation National Award in Literature and Art, for his contribution to the development and advancement of Russian and international classical music culture over the past 20 years. His recital CD featuring Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonatas won the Diapason d’Or. Lugansky has been a professor at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory since 1998. He is also the Artistic Director of the Tambov Rachmaninov Festival and is a supporter of, and regular performer at, the Rachmaninov Estate and Museum of Ivanovka.